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Revisiting the JC Decision: The Story of the Dissenting Party

(Elaine Vilorio)– The 2014 presidential run-off election has caused a stir, and with good reason. Its results were delayed by a complaint, appropriately filed within 24 hours of the voting … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

The 2014 AAS Election, Explained

Update: As of 11:30 pm, 4/15/14, the JC has both released their final ruling on the complaint, as well as the election results. They can be found here and here, … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dominican Solidarity at Harvard

(Sharline Dominguez)– Young Dominican people, especially those who are first- generation, are stereotyped as ignorant, backward and uneducated. For this reason, they are perceived to be as in need of … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Why Juan Pablo Really Matters

(Anna Seward)– This has easily been the weirdest season of The Bachelor ever. Yes, even weird for a show that is basically about strangers deciding to marry each other. If … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

College Confidentiality Policies Have Chilling Effect on Student Rights

(Ethan Corey)– If you file a sexual misconduct complaint with the College, your complaint will be submitted to Susie Mitton Shannon, Interim Dean of Student Conduct and Deputy Title IX … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

Give!: The Ethics of Holiday Generosity

(Marie Lambert)– Giving is better than receiving! Inside, we’ll show you how! – Manhattan Gap ad The green letters of “giving” in the advertisement are capitalized and bolded, as though … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Out of the Loop

(Ethan Corey)– As someone who likes keeping up-to-date with news and current events, one of the biggest adjustments I have had to make while studying in Cuba has been dealing … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Far From Over: Amherst College’s Persistent Sexual Misconduct Problem

(Ethan Corey)– Although it may have sunk from prominence, the College’s failure to adequately address sexual misconduct remains largely unsolved. Nearly a year after President Martin said “this must change, … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

Hookups, Fuck Ups

(Anna Seward)– As I keep getting older more and more of my education seems to be unlearning my previous knowledge rather than enforcing or solidifying it. Nothing is as simple as … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Amherst College Drinking Fetish

[Trigger warning: sexual assault] (Ryan Arnold)– In an interview with the Office of Public Affairs, Patricia O’Hara (Dean of New Students) was asked what effect the SMOC report and “last year’s dialogues surrounding sexual … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 16 Comments

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